Nine Inch Nails main man Trent Reznor has spoken in a new interview about working with musical partner Atticus Ross on the score for the upcoming crime thriller Gone Girl, the duo’s third collaboration with director David Fincher. Reznor told Entertainment Weekly, “This film has been really fun to work on. It’s been an interesting challenge with some different parameters, and it keeps us on our toes. That’s what makes it good. It’s a much darker film than I was expecting. The book is not exactly uplifting or happy, but it’s a nasty film.”
- Reznor and Ross also scored Fincher’s last two films, The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, winning an Oscar and a Golden Globe for their work on The Social Network.
- Reznor told us a while back that he did not see himself working with many film directors aside from Fincher:
- “I don’t see myself being the guy that takes on five pictures a year, because I don’t think it could hold my interest. And also, I don’t think the experience would be as stellar as working with David Fincher. My experience has taught me there aren’t that many people out there that are that are that exceptional.”
- Gone Girl, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, stars Ben Affleck as a man who becomes the prime suspect when his wife goes missing. The film opens on October 3rd.
- Reznor added about working with Fincher, “It’s clear he has a pretty realized vision in his head, and he’s thought a lot about whatever project he is working on . . . So step one in all the projects we’ve done with him is just to sit and let him talk about it and listen before any music is written or before any palette of sounds is chosen.”
- Nine Inch Nails will tour North America this summer with Soundgarden. The trek kicks off on July 19th in Las Vegas, finishing up on August 25th in Los Angeles.